Collapse: Detroit hospital systems broken; no clean surgical instruments

Collapse: Detroit hospital systems broken; no clean surgical instruments:

Many people simply take it for granted that a hospital will have the necessary clean equipment on hand to deal with whatever situations might arise during surgery. However, an unusually high number of errors at The Detroit Medical Center’s Midtown hospitals is giving many patients pause.

These hospitals have been plagued with serious problems pertaining to the proper cleaning and sterilization of surgical instruments and other tools. According to the Detroit News, surgeons and staff members at the hospitals have been complaining for more than a decade about instruments being broken, improperly cleaned and even missing altogether.

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Detroit Has Gone From Being The Greatest Manufacturing City In The World To A Global Joke

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Detroit Has Gone From Being The Greatest Manufacturing City In The World To A Global Joke:

In 1960, the city of Detroit was the greatest manufacturing city that the world had ever seen.  Nearly two million people lived there, and it had the highest per capita income in the United States.  That may be hard to believe, because today it actually has one of the lowest per capita incomes of all of our major cities.  Over the decades more than a million people have left the city, and thousands of abandoned homes have been torn down.  But there are still tens of thousands of abandoned dwellings that remain standing, and some have sold for as little as one dollar in recent years.  Once Detroit was the envy of the entire planet, but now it has become a global joke and in other countries they love to do news stories about “the ruins of Detroit” to show how rapidly America is rotting and decaying.  Sadly, Detroit is far from alone, because there are other formerly great manufacturing cities that have declined just as fast as Detroit has.

Earlier today, I came across a video that contains footage that someone recently captured as they drove through the city of Detroit at night.  To say that the footage is disturbing would be a tremendous understatement

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Detroit, Fresh Out Of Bankruptcy, Discovers $195M Pension Shortfall

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Detroit, Fresh Out Of Bankruptcy, Discovers $195M Pension Shortfall:

On December 10, 2014 the city of Detroit exited bankruptcy.

It was the largest municipal bankruptcy in US history.

The bondholders were totally screwed in favor of the pensioners (not that I generally like bondholders).

Regardless, everything was supposed to be fixed. It wasn’t.

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The Privatization of Water in Detroit. Massive Water Shut-Offs

The Privatization of Water in Detroit. Massive Water Shut-Offs:

Thousands of households are being subjected to ongoing terminations

Despite the business media praise of the actual program of dislocation and underdevelopment aimed at long-time residents disguised as “revitalization”, the City of Detroit is slated to embark upon a new round of massive water shut-offs.

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Detroit collapsing into third world status as water supply becomes too toxic to drink… America’s infrastructure imploding

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Detroit collapsing into third world status as water supply becomes too toxic to drink… America’s infrastructure imploding:

Already pressured by a collapsing economy and a financial state of emergency, the people of Flint, Michigan, were also deprived of clean water in 2014, when the state decided to switch the city’s water source to the notoriously mucky Flint River in a bid to save money. In the absence of proper treatment, the water eroded the lead service lines and put all residents in danger. Although the lead-poisoned locals and children are now forced to deal with the consequences of this reckless act for the rest of their lives, the city and state officials responsible have yet to pay any noteworthy price.

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Detroit snowfall shatters 122-year-old record

Detroit snowfall shatters 122-year-old record:

More than a foot (30 cm) of snow in some Detroit suburbs

Saturday’s 6 inches (15 cm) of snow at Detroit Metro Airport shattered the previous Nov. 21 record of 1.4 inches set in 1893, according to the National Weather Service.

Clarkston was buried beneath 15.5 inches of snow, while Rochester Hills, Ortonville, Lakeville, Milford and Holly all received a foot of snow or more. Armada recorded 10 inches of snow, while 8.2 inches fell in Garden City.

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